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(Reuters)   For the three people that still think eating at McDonald's is healthy, the calorie counts for their "food" will be now be in really bright lights   (reuters.com) divider line 105
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2012-09-12 02:05:59 PM
I feel as though the intelligence of our "great" nation has gone past the point of no return...

/i has a sad
 
2012-09-12 02:34:22 PM
Oh, FFS, I know that most of the food at McDonald's is bad for you, which is why it is a rare indulgence for me, but I don't need to be told how much I'm indulging. Can't I just have my Big Mac in peace?
 
2012-09-12 04:33:06 PM
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"what's that say?" *looks up* 1000 calories? no problem! nom nom
 
2012-09-12 04:57:10 PM
I'm thinking most people who eat McDonalds regularly, have zero idea what X number of calories means relative to their body and health.
 
2012-09-12 05:32:22 PM
How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.
 
2012-09-12 05:47:03 PM
Under the new U.S. healthcare law, restaurants across the country must soon put calorie counts and other nutrition details on menus.

And when people ignore them like they ignore warnings on cigarettes, then what?
 
2012-09-12 05:49:41 PM
Big Macs are really, really good. And when you're drunk, a couple McDoubles for $2 is glorious
 
2012-09-12 05:58:21 PM

Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.


I challenge you to make a potato dish that tastes as good as a McDonald's french fry. You can't do it. That shiat is chemically formulated to taste amazing. Their sandwiches are disgusting but omg, the fries. that does it I'm stopping on my way home from work
 
2012-09-12 06:28:40 PM

Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.


Hey, I'm not saying I'm living life on the edge, and there was a time when my indulgences were a lot more hedonistic, but these days, that's about as crazy as I can get.
 
2012-09-12 06:30:38 PM

Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.


A decent hamburger bun is $.50 (but you gotta buy 8 of them) and an 1/8th pound of hamburger is $.65 (but again, you have to buy at least a pound). That's already $1.15 not including condiments, fake onions and a pickle, and the energy needed to heat up the burger.

The burger costs $.89 at McDonald's.
 
2012-09-12 06:48:44 PM

jaylectricity: Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.

A decent hamburger bun is $.50 (but you gotta buy 8 of them) and an 1/8th pound of hamburger is $.65 (but again, you have to buy at least a pound). That's already $1.15 not including condiments, fake onions and a pickle, and the energy needed to heat up the burger.

The burger costs $.89 at McDonald's.


It's McDonalds. Factor in a pound of sawdust and cockroach leavings swept off the floor per pound of McBeef, and the price goes even lower.
 
2012-09-12 06:53:24 PM
Personally, I like their Grilled Chicken Club sandwich (w/o mayo). Their Southwestern Salad isn't bad, either.
 
2012-09-12 06:53:58 PM

jaylectricity: Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.

A decent hamburger bun is $.50 (but you gotta buy 8 of them) and an 1/8th pound of hamburger is $.65 (but again, you have to buy at least a pound). That's already $1.15 not including condiments, fake onions and a pickle, and the energy needed to heat up the burger.

The burger costs $.89 at McDonald's.


But then you have multiple, better burgers on hand. Economy of scale, my friend.
 
2012-09-12 06:54:06 PM

jaylectricity: Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.

A decent hamburger bun is $.50 (but you gotta buy 8 of them) and an 1/8th pound of hamburger is $.65 (but again, you have to buy at least a pound). That's already $1.15 not including condiments, fake onions and a pickle, and the energy needed to heat up the burger.

The burger costs $.89 at McDonald's.


And the cost of shiatting a brick three hours later?

My intestines have never been more grateful since I cut my fast food consumption.
 
2012-09-12 06:54:11 PM
Subby: "For the three people that still think eating at McDonald's is healthy, the calorie counts for their "food" will be now be in really bright lights"
Article headline: "U.S. McDonald's to put calorie counts in lights"
First paragraph: "A Big Mac and large fries? They'll cost you 1,050 calories, and beginning next week, McDonald's will tell its customers that in bright lights on its fast-food menus."

Huh. So they've already been there, and now they're going to highlight or bold them or somehow draw attention to them because people haven't been paying attention?

Second paragraph: "The world's No. 1 hamburger chain said on Wednesday it is going to start listing calorie information on menus in some 14,000 U.S. restaurants and drive-throughs - ahead of a national rule that will require larger restaurant chains to make such disclosures."

ಠ_ಠ
 
2012-09-12 06:54:28 PM
As an NYC resident, I love it. I get to compare bang for buck when I'm broke and starving.
 
2012-09-12 06:57:40 PM

DanZero: "what's that say?" *looks up* 1000 calories? no problem! nom nom


That pic isn't a US McDonald's at all, by the way.
Not that it matters.
 
2012-09-12 06:58:27 PM
The side salad isnt bad for you. It is really nothing.
 
2012-09-12 07:01:34 PM
I'm guessing the typical home-made meal has far more calories than the typical McDonald's meal. But ignorance is bliss.
 
2012-09-12 07:03:02 PM

Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.


Are you joking or do people still believe there's such a thing as "grade D" ground beef? And is there any such thing as a non-processed hamburger bun?
 
2012-09-12 07:03:28 PM
Think smaller with more legs
 
2012-09-12 07:04:57 PM

farkityfarker: I'm guessing the typical home-made meal has far more calories than the typical McDonald's meal. But ignorance is bliss.


Your cooking at home all wrong if it comes close to fast food calories.

Unless you really like cooking everything in lard, handfuls of salt, and chunks of mystery ingredients.
 
2012-09-12 07:06:58 PM
You can all diss McDonald's all you like, but when shiat hits the fan, and society breaks down, the next place people will loot right after each other and the rich folks, it's gonna be all the fast food chains.
 
2012-09-12 07:08:24 PM
For the three people that still think eating at McDonald's is healthy, the calorie counts for their "food" will be now be in really bright lights

McLung?
 
2012-09-12 07:08:36 PM
I don't think anyone thinks fast food is healthy. Still, it's good to quantify exactly HOW unhealthy it is.
 
2012-09-12 07:09:28 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Big Macs are really, really good. And when you're drunk, a couple McDoubles for $2 is glorious


I agree w/ you. It's like crack, but cheaper..... and I don't have to suck anyone's................... well, except that one time, but he said he was the REAL Ronald and I was young.
 
2012-09-12 07:09:41 PM

farkityfarker: Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.

Are you joking or do people still believe there's such a thing as "grade D" ground beef? And is there any such thing as a non-processed hamburger bun?


The important thing is that some people are so-o-o-o much superior to the rest of us and we must be constantly reminded of it. And nobody eats at McDonald's anyway. They sold those 12 gazillion burgers to cats.
 
2012-09-12 07:11:25 PM

downstairs: I'm thinking most people who eat McDonalds regularly, have zero idea what X number of calories means relative to their body and health.


And there you have it.

Knowing a Big Mac has 1600 calories does you zero good if you are one of those people who thinks Hey! Michael Phelps eats 5000 calories a day, why can't I!
 
2012-09-12 07:11:50 PM
Eating at McDs is not about healthy.

It's about advertising and biology and memory...
 
2012-09-12 07:16:40 PM
Cool. I didn't know what I wanted for dinner. Looks like I'm stopping at McDs on the way home for 3 or 4 Mcdoubles and a few McChickens each smoothered with two sweet chili sauces...mmmm. But tomorrow I'll start my day with a few hundred pushups, situps and curls. Then a V8, big glass of carrot and green juice and a homemade fruit smoothy. Maybe a big veggie salad for lunch since tomorrow night will probably be Carl's and martinis. Counting calories doesn't work. You should be able to tell what your body needs. If you're getting fat or don't feel like jumping out of bed at 6:00AM full of energy to workout, you're doing something wrong.
 
2012-09-12 07:18:20 PM
Hell yeah this is a great idea. I'm really, really, ridiculously lean and good looking because of calorie counts on menus. I guess the "bright lights" concept if for people with really fat faces and mole vision. For you fatties out there, get on a bean and nut diet, like me. Currently, almost one third of my Earth weight is gas. Sweet, sweet gas.
 
2012-09-12 07:18:39 PM

ModernPrimitive01: Mugato: How is McDonalds an "indulgence"? An eight-ball is an indulgence. McDonalds is grade D meat on a processed bun that you can get a lot cheaper with a lot better quality at the grocery with 15 minutes of cooking.

I challenge you to make a potato dish that tastes as good as a McDonald's french fry. You can't do it. That shiat is chemically formulated to taste amazing. Their sandwiches are disgusting but omg, the fries. that does it I'm stopping on my way home from work


You've never had a baked potato with butter, sour cream, bacon, chives, cheese steak and chili on top of it???
 
2012-09-12 07:19:07 PM
I have a better idea:
 
2012-09-12 07:19:57 PM
Interesting For the three people that still think eating at McDonald's is healthy, the calorie counts for their "food" will be now be in really bright lights

Dear subby (and the rest of the food fascists that believe more government bulls--t is a panacea:

Have you ever seen the warnings on cigarettes? Folks still smoke.

It's not your life. Butt the fark out.

// not as fat as subby is
 
2012-09-12 07:20:52 PM

Gyrfalcon: downstairs: I'm thinking most people who eat McDonalds regularly, have zero idea what X number of calories means relative to their body and health.

And there you have it.

Knowing a Big Mac has 1600 calories does you zero good if you are one of those people who thinks Hey! Michael Phelps eats 5000 calories a day, why can't I!


A Big Mac has 550 calories.

That's a reasonable amount, The problem is what else people are eating with the Big Mac (coke and fries, or water and a salad), and that nutritionally speaking, a Big Mac isn't the best use of those calories.

1600 calories, btw, is spot on for the signature burgers at a place like Friday's or Chili's. Those places don't get nearly as bad a rap as they deserve.
 
2012-09-12 07:20:54 PM

OnlyM3: Interesting For the three people that still think eating at McDonald's is healthy, the calorie counts for their "food" will be now be in really bright lights
Dear subby (and the rest of the food fascists that believe more government bulls--t is a panacea:

Have you ever seen the warnings on cigarettes? Folks still smoke.

It's not your life. Butt the fark out.

// not as fat as subby is


Not only did you not RTFA, you didn't even read the headline...
 
2012-09-12 07:21:43 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Big Macs are really, really good. And when you're drunk, a couple McDoubles for $2 is glorious


And so is the "Big Mac Toxic Ass Gas Attack" that happens when I eat 2 Big Macs,
a.k.a. Bowel Movements, at once.
 
2012-09-12 07:23:41 PM

Indubitably: Eating at McDs is not about healthy.

It's about advertising and biology and memory...


Don't convenience and ubiquity.
 
2012-09-12 07:24:57 PM

clyph: Indubitably: Eating at McDs is not about healthy.

It's about advertising and biology and memory...

Don't convenience and ubiquity.


But it fulfills a basic need cheaply.

What have you done for me lately?
 
2012-09-12 07:25:22 PM

clyph: Don't convenience and ubiquity.


Don't FORGET convenience and ubiquity.
 
2012-09-12 07:26:01 PM

clyph: clyph: Don't convenience and ubiquity.

Don't FORGET convenience and ubiquity.


Too late.
 
2012-09-12 07:26:36 PM

Indubitably: clyph: clyph: Don't convenience and ubiquity.

Don't FORGET convenience and ubiquity.

Too late.


Not.
 
2012-09-12 07:27:22 PM
Mickey D's Angus mushroom burger is pretty good actually.

I also use them a lot when I am traveling; where else can you get a clean potty, wi--fi, and an air conditioned office with complementary coffee and free refills for only $0.64 an hour?
 
2012-09-12 07:32:29 PM
It's McDonalds. Factor in a pound of sawdust and cockroach leavings swept off the floor per pound of McBeef, and the price goes even lower.

And that's what makes it taste so damn good. Anyone who argues that Mcdonalds is healthy is an idiot. Anyone who argues that a double quarter pounder with large fries and a large coke isn't one of the tastiest, most satisfying meals after a long day outdoors (fishing, hunting, working, whatever), when you're so hungry you think your stomach is going to digest the rest of your body unless you eat something in the next 10 seconds..... I want nothing to do with you

And the brick you gotta lay a half-hour later.... just as glorious
 
2012-09-12 07:36:44 PM
I don't care if it has high or low calories. it tastes like crap and mcdonald's is well-known among livestock haulers as the go to place for any cancer-eyes in your load. no one will notice with the 500 other chopped up moo cows in your dinky hamburger. they'd be better off going back to using kangaroo meat.

also, frozen mcd's hamburger patties make great hockey pucks. just saying.
 
2012-09-12 07:46:55 PM
This is already law out here in California. Any restaurant chain with 20+ stores in the state has to disclose calorie counts. It's quite sobering.
 
2012-09-12 07:48:48 PM
Once a year I get a strange craving for McDonalds' chicken McNuggets. And then I eat them and remember why I only eat them once a year.

/That stuff is bad for you.
//Anyone who says otherwise works there.
 
2012-09-12 07:58:48 PM
A grilled chicken southwest salad, including the whole dressing packet, is 400 calories.
A grilled chicken caesar salad is 500 (200 of that in the dressing).
Snack wraps are 250 - 350 calories.
A fruit parfait is 150 calories.
An ice cream cone is 170 (in a pretty controlled and reasonable treat-size portion)
A sugar free vanilla iced coffee is 90.
They also have apple slices and seasonal fruit items.

McDonald's actually has some pretty damned reasonable options for tasty, healthy eating. All you have to do as an adult is decide you want to eat those things. I keep to a pretty strict diet and McDonald's is really the one chain I know I can go to for a decent meal on the run any time of day. Hate on Hamburgers and fries all day long if you want, but they've come a long way.
 
2012-09-12 08:00:07 PM
We used to stop maybe once a week for nuggets for our toddlers out of convenience. After awhile the little ones started demanding we go there, and refusing to eat our good home cooked meals. Haven't been there in a year or more, and our kids now demand stir fry, pot roast etc...if i want to indulge by eating a burger, I'm going to five guys. McDonald's food sucks ass.
 
2012-09-12 08:03:06 PM

Nabb1: Oh, FFS, I know that most of the food at McDonald's is bad for you, which is why it is a rare indulgence for me, but I don't need to be told how much I'm indulging. Can't I just have my Big Mac in peace?


The numbers are displayed in text. They don't scream at you.
 
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